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West Stirling Repair Cafe

West Stirling Repair Cafe

September 8 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
West Stirling Neighbourhood House, 228 Hancock St, Doubleview WA 6018, Australia
Our Repair Cafe is a community meeting place where visitors bring in broken items and learn to fix them with the help of a volunteer expert.
So whether it’s a broken toy, chair, bike, jacket, computer or something else, if you can carry it with 2 hands we’ll take a look at it free of charge.

Learn how to compost

Learn how to compost

October 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Yoga on the Farm, 48 Feast Rd, Mardella WA 6125, Australia

” Don’t Waste it! Compost It!
Learn how to compost food waste and reduce your waste by up to 50%.

Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed in a process called composting. This process recycles various organic materials otherwise regarded as waste products and produces a soil conditioner. Compost is rich in nutrients.

This short workshop includes a short lecture, take home notes and a demonstration of how to make your own compost at home.

Worm Castings and leachate will be available for sale at this workshop.
Cost: $25
Booking essential by Wednesday 17th October.
https://www.facebook.com/events/450233158717297/

Rockingham Seaside Scavenge

Rockingham Seaside Scavenge

October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Rockingham WA 6168, Australia

In the market for some sweet new threads? Hanging out to save some turtles? Or just needing a groove to some beachin’ beats?

Sounds like your craving some scavenging action… and lucky for you we’re hitting the west coast for the first time in Rockingham.

With 300 million tonnes of plastic produced annually, there’s a whole heap that makes its way out to sea and into the stomachs of innocent marine and bird creatures.

So that’s why every 10 pieces of litter you pick-up and sort at the Scavenge, will earn you a Trash Token valid in our pre-loved, pop-up market full of funky pre-loved clothes, books & more.

There’ll be a bundle of local green groups to chat with, local live musicians to lap up and the chance to fill your noggin with tips on how to avoid single-use plastics.

We’re looking for volunteers, QUALITY clothes & good donations & businesses to take the plastic-free pledge!

https://www.facebook.com/events/154611765385068/

Cutting Kitchen Waste

Cutting Kitchen Waste

October 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
City of Vincent Library, 99 Loftus St, Leederville WA 6007, Australia

Australians throw away four million tonnes of food every year. When you discard food, you are also discarding all of the water, fertiliser, fuel and energy that were used to get that food to your plate. By switching a few habits you can make a big difference to your emissions and your household budget.

Switch your thinking will reveal strategies to help reduce and minimise your food waste. Learn about this significant problem and how you can take action that will make a difference from your very own kitchen.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/cutting-kitchen-waste-tickets-46278305658

Community Beach Clean-up

Community Beach Clean-up

October 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia, Australia

This community event is being run in conjunction with the WA Marine Debris project managed by Tangaroa Blue, and the clean-up data you collect on the day will help track litter to its source and prevent it from entering the waste stream and harming our environment and marine life.

Location: Cottesloe Beach (meet in amphitheatre near intersection of Marine Pde and Napier St
Contact: Adeline (ph) 0499 104 660

We will provide gloves, equipment, afternoon tea and giveaways.

WA Marine Debris Project

WA Marine Debris Project

October 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Omeo Wreck, Socrates Parade, Western Australia, Australia

MUD and MUEnSA are participating in the 2018 WA Marine Debris Project and we need your help!
MUD will have a team of divers cleaning up the Omeo Wreck Dive Trail while MUEnSA will lead the shore clean up along the groyne.

After the event, a free BBQ will be provided thanks to the City of Cockburn. Please let us know your dietary preference so we can cater for you

MUD members will be able to hire dive gear from us free of charge.

*This is a dog friendly event, so feel free to bring your four-legged friends*

To be apart of this event or for more info, please email;
Shore team – muensa@gmail.com
Dive team – info@mud.org.au

*PLEASE NOTE; you need to email either MUD or MUEnSA to confirm your attendance so we can provide enough gear for everyone

WASTEless: Take Action to Reduce Your Waste

WASTEless: Take Action to Reduce Your Waste

October 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
99 Shepperton Rd, Victoria Park WA 6100, Australia

Inspired by the War on Waste? Want to make a difference and find out what changes you can adopt – as well as how to implement them? This 4 week course will give you the skills, tools and resources you need to take action to reduce your landfill waste, rethink recycling, and make positive changes to your lifestyle.

This course is focussed on solutions: the actions that we can take in our day-to-day lives to live better with less waste. There is a big focus on “how”, with practical, step-by-step strategies for making positive changes.

Sessions run on Thursday evenings from 6.30pm until 8.45pm for 4 weeks beginning 11th October. We will cover:
> Changing Habits
> Recycling Right
> Fighting Food Waste
> Food Shopping and Food Storage
> Bathroom and Beauty, Laundry and Cleaning
> Choosing Better

The course includes practical advice and knowledge for living with less waste in Perth (focussing on the Town of Victoria Park); cheatsheets and checklists to help you take action; the opportunity to meet like-minded people and share ideas; hands-on DIY activities with samples to take home; and plenty of enthusiasm, support and encouragement along the way!

All course materials are included.

Participants will finish the course with a clear understanding of the steps they can take to reduce their weekly rubbish and recycle less (and better), and the skills and understanding to take action.

Cost $50
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wasteless-take-action-to-reduce-your-waste-begins-october-2018-tickets-48979714645

Clean our Rivers Event

Clean our Rivers Event

October 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Garratt Road Bridge Park, Bayswater WA 6053, Australia

Clean up your favourite riverside area and help protect our resident dolphins, swans and other wildlife.
Come along for a few minutes or hours and help make a difference to our wildlife. Rubbish bags and gloves provided. Join River Guardians for a free sausage sizzle and cold drink afterwards.

All About the Bokashi Composting System

All About the Bokashi Composting System

October 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
BAYSWATER FAMILY CENTRE INC, 53 Murray St, Bayswater WA 6053, Australia

Back due to it’s popularity, learn all about Bokashi from a Bayswater local who makes the bulk Bokashi mix for Environment House. You will also put your hands to work making Bokashi mix on the day.
Taeko’s enthusiasm for Effective Microbes and using them to compost your waste into a high value product is infectious. Taeko has identified the most effective way to operate a Bokashi Composting System and will also explain how to make your own Bokashi mix, injecting the micro-organisms you need in this anaerobic composting system.

Environment House volunteers have already done this workshop and everyone took a lot away from it, even those of us who have used a Bokashi system for many years.

Cost $12
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/all-about-the-bokashi-composting-system-tickets-48864317489

Western Earth Carers Course

Western Earth Carers Course

October 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Claremont Park, Claremont WA 6010, Australia

Inspired by the War on Waste and want to know how you can do more? Are you interested in exploring ways to live with less waste whilst meeting likeminded people in your community? This Earth Carers course will give residents of Perth’s western suburbs the knowledge and skills to rethink their waste.
This course runs over five sessions over three weeks. Participants need to be available for three Wednesday evenings (3rd, 10th and 17th October, 6:30 – 9pm) and two Saturday sessions (6th October, 9am-2pm and 13th October, 1:30-3:30pm ).

-Tours of waste facilities and community gardens
-Worm farming and composting
-Green cleaning
-Zero waste living
-Minimising food waste
-Waste management in Perth
-Safe ways to recycle or dispose of difficult items like electronic waste, batteries, fluoros and chemicals

For more information on the Western Earth Carers course and the program call us on 9384 4003 with any questions.
Cost $25
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/western-earth-carers-course-october-2018-tickets-48822159393

Repair Cafe Perth

Repair Cafe Perth

Oct 20th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Nov 17th , 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dec 15th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Academy Cafe Mount Hawthorn, 1/148 Scarborough Beach Rd, Mount Hawthorn WA 6016, Australia

 Bring in your broken items from home and fix them with the help of our volunteer experts. We can look at bikes, clothing, small furniture, household items and low voltage electrical. For more info, or to find out what electrical items you can bring in, see repaircafeperth.org